Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, has publicly promised that some gambling licenses will be granted freely because of the ongoing construction of new hotels. Also, if the hotel expands the number of rooms, licenses will be issued at a lower price.
“We have five-star hotels in Ukraine, but they are very small. Thus, there is no way to open a casino there. We want hotels to be built. Perhaps if, for example, this is a boutique hotel, then maybe we will agree to give them licenses, which should cost a little less. If this is a very big brand hotel, we can give a license for free, just build us a hotel. The funds from the sale of licenses should go to sports, medicine or education,” Zelensky said.